Florence County penny sales tax extended for six more years

Voters in Florence County passed the Sales Tax Referendum or penny sales tax Tuesday night with more than 64% of the vote.

The tax was first approved in 2006 to fund six major road widening projects in the county. It ended April 30 and is expected to have generated roughly $144 million.

The referendum includes a new set of capital improvement projects and is expected to raise more than $145 million.

The money will fund eight new fire stations, water and sewer improvements, 911 radio system upgrades, 150 additional fire hydrants in the City of Florence, two new EMS stations and 300 road improvement projects.

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